I have been on the hunt for the past few weeks to find infomation on Las Vegas blackjack payouts by casino. While that information has showed me some new resources that search has also led me to many dead ends.
It seems as if the Las Vegas blackjack community is loud, but not as organized as the video poker players I’ve met. So what have I learned from my search?
17’s: Almost every table in Las Vegas seems to be where the dealer hits on soft 17. This is to the advantage of the casino. All tables in Atlantic City have dealers hiting on soft 17, so I’m used to this.
Payouts: Blackjack pays both 6:5 and 3:2 in most casinos. It seems as if 6:5 is taking over and the game most easily available. 3:2 blackjack games are supposedly hidden.
Shoe vs. Single Deck: 6:5 blackjack increases the house advantage by 1.39% when playing with a shoe. House advantage with single deck goes from .2% to 1.6%.
Best community: The Las Vegas Trip Advisor forum had many willing voices. While the Atlantic City forum has more video poker advice, Las Vegas’ forum had more people that played a wider variety of games.
What did I learn? Not too much. I really learned the difference between 6:5 payouts vs. 3:2 payouts. I knew a little, but I feel much more well versed. As long as I keep my wits about me I should be able to find a 3:2 blackjack game. I’m not sure that will happen, but at least I know.
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